Friday, August 11, 2006

Dyeing with Dylon Cold Water Dye

Have had time to play with some more yarn dyeing and this time I used Dylon cold water dyes, dyeing ramie, bamboo and tussah silk. The colour was called sea green and gave different effect on each fibre. Very easy to use just mix the powder, add the sachet of fix and salt and then leave to soak. I just carried on using until the colour was exhausted. This could be a good method of overdyeing any yarn that you did not like. The cold water dye only works on natural fibres. In the picture the top is the tussah silk, on the left is the ramie and the bamboo on the right. Approximately 200 grams of each was dyed.

1 comment:

Artsmad said...

Hi I love this colour! I want to dye my cream silk wedding dress so I can recycle it. Can you tell me where I can buy this old cold water dye colour please. Also any advice on dying much appreciated. I have a small remnant of the silk which I would like to test dye but don't know how much dye to use.
Many thanks